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Navigating the Transition to Net-zero Emissions in Southeast Asia – Energy Security, the Role of Gaseous Energy Carriers and Renewables-based Electrification
Publication date 12 Jun 2024

A new research brief underscores that rapid expansion of renewable electricity and electrification of energy end users are essential, not only to achieve climate mitigation targets but also to boost energy security and economic development across Southeast Asia. Focusing on Indonesia, Thailand, Viet Nam and the Philippines – four countries that are part of the project “Clean, Affordable and Secure Energy for Southeast Asia” (CASE) – the brief analyses net-zero pathways under two different decarbonisation scenarios – one centred on reducing fossil fuel use through the deep electrification of...

Report launch: Navigating the transition to net-zero emissions in Southeast Asia
Venue Online
Date 11 Jun 2024
Start time 10:00

In this webinar, the CASE team presents opportunities and challenges in shifting the energy sectors of the CASE countries to largely decarbonised systems. We compare the role of electrification and gaseous energy carriers in this transition, and discuss how different choices impact energy security. The input presentation is followed by reactions from energy experts in the CASE countries and a “Q&A” session.

Press release: CAT guide to a good 2035 NDC target
Publication date 10 Jun 2024

The CAT released its "Guide to a good 2035 target" at the climate talks in Bonn, Germany today, setting out a detailed, four-point recipe of key elements governments need to include in their next round of climate targets (Nationally Determined Contributions or NDCs), to be submitted to the UNFCCC from November this year.

The Climate Action Tracker's guide to a good 2035 climate target
Publication date 10 Jun 2024

The CAT released its "Guide to a good 2035 target" at the climate talks in Bonn, Germany today, setting out a detailed, four-point recipe of key elements governments need to include in their next round of climate targets (Nationally Determined Contributions or NDCs), to be submitted to the UNFCCC from November this year.

Bonn sessions: Climate Action Tracker press conference 2024
Venue Nairobi 4, World Conference Center Bonn
Date 10 Jun 2024
Start time 10:00

The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) team presented their latest briefing at a press conference at the SB60 in Bonn.

Bonn sessions: Promoting Climate Action around the World: Insights from Policy-Relevant Research
Venue German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
Date 07 Jun 2024
Start time 18:00

The goal of this Science Policy Dialogue, organised by German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) and by the University of Bonn, is to discuss insights from the latest policy-relevant research on climate action. We invite you to join us to reflect on the lessons learnt and how we can put them into practice in the context of the UNFCCC negotiations and beyond.

Net zero or zero sense: Three reasons to rethink financial institution's voluntary targets
Publication date 07 Jun 2024

This blog reveals three critical limitations in the voluntary approach of financial institutions’ net-zero targets: the low integrity of existing targets, their limited ability to directly control investee emissions, and a finance-first mandate that hinders voluntary climate action.

Bonn sessions: The role of the private sector in bolstering ambitious & credible NDCs on the road to COP30
Venue Room Berlin, World Conference Center Bonn
Date 05 Jun 2024
Start time 16:15

On June 5th, the Net Zero Tracker is co-hosting an event alongside CDP, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), Climate Chance, InfluenceMap and NewClimate Institute at Bonn Climate Change Conference, examining the role of the private sector in bolstering ambitious and credible NDCs on the road to COP30.

Bonn sessions: ELEVATE International Stakeholder Workshop
Venue Bonn Marriott Hotel, Bonn, Germany
Date 05 Jun 2024
Start time 13:00

The closed door workshop focuses on the interplay between geopolitical shifts and international climate policy.

Bonn sessions: 3 topics to watch in UN climate talks
Publication date 03 Jun 2024

Climate impacts are getting more severe across the globe, a chilling reminder that there is no more time to waste. Halfway through 2024 and the critical decade of climate action, the midyear UN Climate Change Conference – the 60th session of the Subsidiary Bodies – kicked off on Monday in Bonn, Germany, running from June 3–13. The Bonn sessions are an important platform to continue negotiations on key topics in preparation for the UN’s main COP29 Climate Conference in Azerbaijan in November.

EU Climate Partnerships – Fit for Purpose?
Publication date 23 May 2024

The EU is navigating global power shifts, concerns over energy security and competitiveness, all in the face of climate impacts, prompting an EU green diplomacy centred on climate partnerships. To build on this, the EU can better communicate partnership goals and benefits, develop a long-term strategic vision, define roles and responsibilities, increase resources and leverage political leadership for effective impact.

Ensuring effective, ambitious, mutually-beneficial EU Climate Partnerships

To assess the consistency and coherency of selected EU Climate Partnerships and identify best practices to inform guidelines and recommendations for ambitious, mutually beneficial partnerships.

Virtual Launch: The Role of Multilateral Development Banks in Sustainable Green Hydrogen Development
Venue Online
Date 16 May 2024
Start time 14:00

Join us for our webinar on The Role of Multilateral Development Banks in Sustainable Green Hydrogen Development.

Green Hydrogen for Sustainable Development: The Role of Multilateral Development Banks
Publication date 16 May 2024

This report examines the role of multilateral development banks in ensuring that producer countries secure sustainable development benefits from green hydrogen development.

'Greenhushing': An emerging trend or sign of less greenwashing?
Publication date 15 May 2024

The term 'greenhushing' has recently emerged in discussions around corporate climate action, but is it an actual trend? In this blogpost, we dive deeper on the issue.

Christin Lachmann

Christin Lachmann supports NewClimate Institute in HR. She is responsible for recruitment, event coordination, office management, and other administrative tasks. Prior to joining NewClimate Institute, Christin worked in HR for various Berlin-based companies. She holds a BA in Business Administration from the Free University of Berlin and a certification in conflict mediation.

Experts
Understanding finance needs for a just transition of the Mexican power sector
Publication date 08 May 2024

For the Mexican power sector this publication explores finance needs for phasing-out gas and building-out renewables and discusses how, drawing on international experience, the social just transition could be supported.

Climate Action Tracker's Data Explorer

The Climate Action Tracker's (CAT) Data Explorer is an interactive web-based tool, that allows users to explore CAT data from CAT's country analyses, country ratings and 1.5°C compatible sector benchmarks to help better understand countries’ progress on climate mitigation. The Data Explorer covers the following data: Country emissions analysis Country ratings Sector indicators and 1.5°C compatible benchmarks All data and visuals are available for download.

Achieving High-Integrity Voluntary Climate Action (ACHIEVE)

This project identifies opportunities to strengthen and scale up voluntary climate action, with the aim of achieving a worldwide net-zero society by 2050.

Supporting the Paris Agreement through international cooperation: Potential contributions, institutional robustness and progress of Glasgow climate initiatives
Publication date 29 Apr 2024

This article assesses the potential emission reductions resulting from the implementation of the 14 Glasgow initiatives’ targets and the initiatives’ institutional robustness.

Workshop for journalists: How to report on corporate net zero targets: telling greenwashing apart from real ambition
Venue International Journalism Festival / online
Date 20 Apr 2024
Start time 11:00

During this workshop Sören Amelang and Sybrig Smit (NewClimate Institute) presented their 7-step guide for journalists to unravel a net zero target. The workshop reflected on lessons learned, with practical tips that reporters can use immediately to unpick a net zero target.

Saskia Straub

Saskia Straub works on the governance of non-state actors’ net-zero pathways and pledges. She researches developments in standards and accountability mechanisms through data-driven analysis and stakeholder engagement. Before joining NewClimate Institute, she examined business net-zero solutions as a researcher for Oxford Net Zero and explored net-zero regulatory developments for the Future of Climate Cooperation. Saskia holds a BSc in Environment and Sustainable Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and an MPhil in Environmental Change and Management from...

Experts
India in Transit
Publication date 17 Apr 2024

This paper employs the Transport Transition Pathway Explorer (TTPE) to outline scenarios for a just transport transition in India, balancing climate goals and sustainable development.

Tina Huang

Tina Huang works on corporate climate responsibility, assessing the transparency and integrity of companies' climate actions. Before joining NewClimate Institute, she was a Climate & Sustainability Senior Knowledge Analyst at Boston Consulting Group, where she advised both public and private sector clients on net-zero strategies and plans. Prior to this role, she worked as a Research Analyst at the World Resources Institute, where she analysed Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) submitted ahead of COP26. She holds a BS in Environmental Economics and Policy, a BS in Society & Environment...

Experts
Transport Transition Pathway Explorer (TTPE)

The Transport Transition Pathway Explorer (TTPE) is an open-source, MS Excel-based bottom-up stock turnover model to derive and compare transition pathways for the transport sector.

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